Folks welcomed the hand reference I posted, so here’s some foot reference.
As an artist you’ll draw A LOT of feet, especially feet that REST ON THE GROUND. Don’t be one of those artists who hides feet behind grass or mist all the time. Print these out and draw ‘em.
I included the knees because you’ll need to know how feet connect with legs; draw ‘em up to the knee.
Which one is your hairstyle??
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| maze-of-pines SAID:|
Your line art is killing me, it's absolutely gorgeous! o.O Any tips? I suppose it just comes naturally to you now, but was there a time where you had to actively think about your line quality and the marks you were making?
Tumblr ate my first response to this question, so it looks like I get to type it all over again. HOO BOY.
First of all, thank you! Pfffffffft. You’re too sweet.
Yeah, it’s pretty second-nature by now. For the longest time, I really didn’t pay much attention to form in much of my art; all that existed in my own little world were anatomy and line. So, I got really good at faking anatomy and depth with line weight! It’s so ingrained by now that line weight literally just happens when I sketch. As a friend of a friend of mine likes to say, “If you can’t make good designs, at least make pretty lines!”
Anecdotes aside, here’re the rules I generally follow. All rules can be broken, though, but these are the big ones, in somewhat of a descending hierarchy:
- The big rule is exaggerate line weight around details you want to draw attention to!
- Thicker lines around the contour of your object. This will make your silhouette pop, and really pull out any shapes you’re proud of in your design.
- Thicker lines under forms! Think underbellies, feet, chins, and other grounded forms. This gives your object weight, and can hint at shadow. This is very prevalent in animation, where the illusion of weight is an important part of bringing your character to life.
- Thicker lines around objects that are closer! This creates a sense of depth. Very important - especially when the only method you have to convey where forms are in space is line!
- Thicker lines around any other forms you want to emphasize. Think the bases of sturdier forms, like the bases of ears, teeth, shoulders, etc.
- The big one you often see in my art is thicker lines around where objects meet.
- Finally, use thinner or lighter lines for smaller details inside and for areas of high detail. These are the thinnest lines in the hierarchy, so that your eyes will not register high-detail areas as a mess.
This will really give a sense of depth, and create a flowy, fluid feel. I picked this up from studying stuff like Alphonse Mucha’s art and pushing it.
Anyway, here’s a good example of much of the stuff up top put into action on this owl:
But that’s it! I’m really no expert at this kind of thing; especially because line is pretty much the only thing I’m good at LOL. I hope that helps. It’s actually kind of difficult to explain something I kind of just do, so I hope this makes at least some sense.
To start off Birth Control Appreciation Day, I decided to make an informative masterpost on contraceptives! I hope this helps anyone who may want more information on their birth control or someone trying to decide what kind of birth control is best for themselves! Happy (birth control) hunting! - PaigeDIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL:
- Birth Control Pills - [x] [x]
- Mini Pill (Progesterone-only Pill) - [x]
- The Patch (Ortho Evra) - [x] [x]
- The Shot (Depo-Provera) - [x] [x]
- Birth Control Sponge - [x] [x]
- Vaginal Ring (Nuva Ring) - [x] [x]
- Spermicide - [x] [x]
- Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon) - [x] [x]
- IUDs (Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard) - [x] [x]
- Condoms (Male and Female) - [x]
- Withdrawal (Pullout Method) - [x] [x]
- Diaphragm - [x] [x]
- Breastfeeding - [x]
- Cervical Cap - [x] [x]
- Sterilization (Male and Female) - [x]
- Abstinence - [x] [x]
- Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs) - [x] [x]COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL:
- Do certain medications make my birth control less effective?
- Can I delay or eliminate my period with my birth control?
- Will my pregnancy tests come out with an accurate result while I’m on birth control?
- Can I use several birth control pills at once in replace of an emergency contraceptive?
- Does birth control cause weight gain?
- What should I do if I miss a pill?
- What should I do if the condom breaks or slips off inside of me?
- If I’m on the ring or the patch and I forget to replace it on the right day, do I need to use backup?
- I’ve heard that the birth control ring can pop out. What should I do if this happens?
- Can birth control increase my risk of getting cancer?
- Can you change your mind after having a tubal ligation or vasectomy?
- Is it normal to spot or bleed in between periods while on birth control?
- Does certain hormonal birth controls affect my blood pressure?
- Can being overweight affect my birth control’s effectiveness?
- Can certain birth controls lower my libido?EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES:
- Types of EC: Plan B / Ella / ParaGard IUD - [x] [x]
- What are emergency contraceptives?
- How do they work?
- How well does it work?
- What are the side effects?
- When should I take an emergency contraceptive?
- Are emergency contraceptives less effective the heavier you are?
- If I am under the age of 18 in the US, can I buy emergency contraceptives without my parent’s knowledge or consent?
- If I take an emergency contraceptive today, am I covered if I have unprotected sex tomorrow?
- Will taking emergency contraceptives too many times affect my fertility?
- To find more questions and answers about emergency contraceptives, you can go here.
- Información anticonceptivos de emergencia es disponible en Español, aquí.OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES AND/OR CERTAIN
- Condoms for people with latex allergies.
- Condoms for vegans. [x] [x] [x]
- Other vegan contraceptive options.
- Different types of birth control without estrogen.
- Contraceptives without any hormones.
- Birth control methods that are useful to people with religious concerns. [x] [x]OTHER BENEFITS OF TAKING BIRTH CONTROL:
- Taking oral contraceptives can help lower the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer.
- Using birth control helps treat acne.
- Birth control can help treat the pain caused by Endomitriosis.
- Contraceptives offer relief to people with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
- Anemia can be avoided/treated by using birth control.
- Irregular periods can become more regulated by using birth control.
- The pill can lead to fewer ectopic pregnancies.MYTHS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL (All the myths below are dispelled
through the links given):
- Emergency contraceptives and birth control pills cause abortions.
- Free contraceptives and/or condoms makes people participate in risky sexual behavior.
- The pill makes you gain a lot of weight.
- Douching after sex prevents pregnancy.
- You have to start your birth control on a Sunday.
- Taking the pill for a long time can make you infertile.
- Hormonal contraceptives protect you from contracting STIs.
- You don’t need to be on birth control while breastfeeding.
- I won’t get pregnant my first time having sex.
- The Pill is effective immediately after you take it.
- I won’t get pregnant if I shower or pee after sex.
- My body needs a rest from birth control at least once a year.
- Emergency contraceptives are affected by alcohol.
June 24 - Futuristic Weaponry
My secret to art is that I don’t know what I’m doing 99% of the time.
This is the most awkward and the most helpful tutorial I have seen all day thank you.
//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.